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Allen Street

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Great area to pick up Native American gifts and decor. Great selection. Get there early....shops... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lodi, California
Corny but cool

The Allen Street historical area is a cordoned-off section of three blocks in length, with other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vista, California
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Allen Street is the main business and Historic District/National Registry of Historic Places of the famous Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona. It's full of history having once been the main thoroughfare of Tombstone during the boomtown days, so has certainly seen plenty of sights in its time. Allen Street became famous for being at the heart of the action during the time of the Old West. It saw plenty of gunfights in its day, and continues to be the primary tourist destination for tourists and Tombstone visitors. Today, it attracts people from all over who are looking for the excitement and enchantment of the Wild West days. The first stop on any trip to Allen Street should be the Tombstone Visitor and Information Center, where people can pick up a map of the area along with all the information that they need to plan their day. After that, they can head on down the Street to see what they come across. Allen Street is home to plenty of attractions, one of the most notable being the O.K. Corral. The O.K. Corral is the site of the most famous gunfight of the Old West which took place on October 26, 1881. It has daily re-enactments of the fight and is also home to the Historama, a multimedia performance showcasing Tombstone's long and varied history. After that there's plenty to choose from, including the Tombstone Ghosts and Legends Tour, guaranteed to give everyone a chill, or the Birdcage Theatre. Visitors can ride along the dusty road on the Tucson Stage Line or Butterfield Stage Coach, and can enjoy travelling as it once was with the road being closed to all other traffic. There are lots of options in terms of food and drink as well including the Crystal Palace Saloon and Big Nose Kate's, and there are countless other souvenir and gift shops along the Street for visitors to find a memento of the day. And, the Street is an attraction in its own right, with western re-enactments often being performed by the Six Gun City Players. Allen Street is open daily and entry to the road itself is free, however admission fees and opening times are sure to vary with each individual attraction. Be sure to check with the attraction first for their terms and conditions, and it's worth checking with the visitor center if you want to know when any staged gunfights and the like will be taking place. A trip to Allen Street really gives people a chance to see what life was once like in the Old West. With plenty of attractions to choose from, as well as re-enactments of famous showdowns, visitors will truly get a glimpse into the history of the time. And, with everything so beautifully preserved it really feels like you're back in the days of the Wild West, which will appeal to history fans and general tourists alike. Allen Street is a must-see for any visit to Tombstone.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of shops” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-9317
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great area to pick up Native American gifts and decor. Great selection. Get there early....shops close at 5:00!

Thank Clareann53
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Allen Street historical area is a cordoned-off section of three blocks in length, with other attractions on the cross streets. The buildings house museums, restaurants, saloons, and tourist businesses. There are stagecoaches (which you can ride) running along the streets, plus there is a...More

Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some interesting stores and restaurants/bars. There are alot of t shirt stores with really cute saying and a red dirt shirt store as well as a harley store.

Thank ARCHIEW856
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk down the entire street, both sides, on wooden sidewalks. Take in sights and sounds of the old dirt road where horses were tied up while cowboys lingered in a nearby saloon, where wagons wheels wore ruts in the mud bringing people out...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of people dressed in 1800 clothing to give the impression of that era. It is a fun place to visit. If you are going in that direction stop for a little while.

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It feels so authentic of the 1880's walking along the wooden walk ways, with a stage coach driving by and people dressed in costume. The old theatres and bars along the walk add to the atmosphere, you can feel the way life was in the...More

Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a good variety of souvenir shops, museums, saloons and boutiques to occupy the day. Well worth the walk to explore.

Thank Rick j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd rate this higher, but everything shuts down so early, I didn't get to take full advantage. So, so fun, though! The town's historic district is maintained so well, it's like being back in the Wild West.

Thank femaleboxer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main tourist street of the community. Head here and you can see many of the reenactments. There are a lot of great shops to visit. The restaurant's offer a large variety of options. A fun afternoon visit.

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the street of attractions in Tombstone. Saloons, stores, restaurants, attractions, they are on this street. A bonus is that cars are not allowed, so if you imbibe a little at Big Nose Kate's, you won't get run over on your way to the...More

1  Thank drtom100
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Is Allen Street "stroller friendly"? Wondering if I should be prepared to wear/hold my baby the whole time there.
27 April 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
Yes... Allen Street is stroller friendly. A stroller certainly can be rolled on the wooden boardwalks. And Allen Street itself is stroller friendly.
We will be in Tombstone for one night during Wyatt Earp Days on our way to Grand Canyon. It is my thought that we will check into the campground then take a stroll on Allen St. During the Wyatt Earp Days, what time do things typically wrap up?
12 April 2016|
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Response from Snorkeler1958 | Reviewed this property |
the last show of the day for many of show is 2-3:30 pm. The shops start closing at 5:00 pm. There's nothing open after 6 pm except for the food/drinking establishments.